Resources | St Helen's BishopsgateSeries: Lives of Great Religious Books Exodus is the second book of the Hebrew Bible, but it may rank first in lasting cultural importance. It is here that the classic biblical themes of oppression and redemption, of human enslavement and divine salvation, are most dramatically expressed. Baden draws a distinction between the Exodus story and the book itself, which is one of the most multifaceted in the Bible, containing poems, law codes, rituals, and architectural plans. He shows how Exodus brings together an array of oral and written traditions from the ancient Middle East, and how it came to be ritualized in the Passover Seder and the Eucharist.
The Book of Exodus
The Book of Exodus is the second book of the Bible and describes the Exodus , which includes the Israelites ' deliverance from slavery in Egypt through the hand of Yahweh , the revelations at biblical Mount Sinai , and the subsequent "divine indwelling" of God with Israel. Exodus is traditionally ascribed to Moses , but modern scholars see its initial composition as a product of the Babylonian exile 6th century BCE , with final revisions in the Persian post-exilic period 5th century BCE. There is no unanimous agreement among scholars on the structure of Exodus. One strong possibility is that it is a diptych i. Jacob 's sons and their families join their brother, Joseph , in Egypt. Once there, the Israelites begin to grow in number.
I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug and Nov - one tweet per chapter, one chapter per day. The biblesummary account peaked at over 30, followers , and was featured in the news all over the world. Find out about the project here, or feel free to get in contact. Now available in Paperback and on Kindle. Ex1: The Israelites prospered in Egypt, but a new king arose and forced them into hard labour. He commanded that their baby boys be killed. Exodus 1.